marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
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marycatelli

thieves

They agree with the current customs. They consent with an impure age. Their principles have a semblance of right-heartedness and truth. Their conduct has a semblance of disinterestedness and purity. All men are pleased with them, and they think themselves right, but you cannot enter into the Way of Yao and Shun with them. For this reason they are called "The thieves of virtue."

-- Mencius
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